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Good Day: March 3, 2010

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PERSON IN TOWN
Public radio journalist and personality Susan Stamberg speaks at the Jewish Community Center. [8 p.m., 3200 California St., S.F.]

LECTURES
Stephen McNeil:
The American Friends Service Committee peace builder talks about providing humanitarian aid to North Korea. [6 to 8 p.m., Korean Center, 1362 Post St., S.F.; RSVP: CandaceChui@iic.edu]

Scott Sagan: The expert on the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction gives a talk tiled “Nuclear Power Without Nuclear Proliferation.” [7:30 p.m., Los Altos Youth Center, 1 South San Antonio Road, Los Altos]

LITERARY
Jeffrey Toobin:
The award-winning journalist and author (“The Nine”) appears in conversation with Roy Eisenhardt. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Tony Dushane: The novelist talks about “Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk.” [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

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COLLEGES<br />Classical music: Pianist Peter Serkin and the Orion String Quartet perform works by Beethoven, Bach, Brahms and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Leon Kirchner. [8 p.m., Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University, Stanford]

PUBLIC LIBRARIES
Online teacher course:
Session covers how to get a teaching credential via the CalStateTEACH program. [6:30 p.m., Mission Bay Branch, 960 Fourth St., S.F.]
 
Puppet show: P&T Puppets gives a performance for children of all ages. [10:45 a.m., Visitacion Valley Branch, 45 Leland Ave., S.F.]

CITY
Blues great:
Guitar Shorty — credited with influencing Jimi Hendrix and Buddy Guy — celebrates the release of his new Alligator CD, “Bare Knuckles.” [8 p.m., Biscuits & Blues, 401 Mason St., S.F.]

Screen gem: “The Red Shoes” (1948), director Michael Powell’s classic ballet film, screens with a restored print. [1:30, 4:15, 7 and 9:40 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Celebrating the state:
The California Historical Society presents “California Nights,” a gathering featuring DJ music, refreshments and free admission to CHS’s “Think California” exhibit. [6 to 8 p.m., 678 Mission St., S.F.]

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